New Predator Strikes Again

They are flying!

Just under a fortnight after celebrating his first winner, Blue Sky Thoroughbreds’ based New Approach stallion New Predator marked his second winner from just three runners when War Launch won on debut at Fairview on Friday.

From three runners, New Predator has now had two winners and another place – all three progeny currently racing have yet to be out of the money in all of their starts to date!

A R30 000 graduate off the 2022 BSA August 2yo Sale, War Launch was bred by leading SA owner Laurence Wernars, who also raced the top-class New Predator.

War Launch (Mxothwa, purple cap) gets the better of the more experienced Vision Of Wonder (Van der Merwe) to win impressively (Pic – Pauline Herman)

Ridden by in-form jockey Louis Mxothwa, War Launch won the 1000m Maiden Plate in smart style for trainer Sharon Kotzen and owners Mrs D Jithoo, Dr KG and Mr GM Bakos, Mr GM Kotzen, Mr Jack Swart, Sharon Kotzen Racing (Pty) Ltd and SA Punters Forum Syndicate (Pty) Ltd (Nom: Mr Deva Govender). The winning connections happily also banked a cheque of R100 000 for the BSA Maiden Juvenile Plate sales incentives.

Consigned by Bush Hill Stud acting as agent at the sale, the all Australian-pedigreed War Launch is inbred to super sire Fastnet Rock, out of the Street Sense mare Monarch Games.

War Launch in the sales ring – he was bought for only R30 000 (Pic – Candiese Lenferna)

The multiple Gr2 winner and Gr1 placed New Predator stands at Blue Sky Thoroughbreds. Bruce Le Roux reports that the athletic racer only received approximately 30 mares for the past season, but if his current stats continue the way he has started, it looks like there are exciting times ahead.

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